Nature is the best vocabulary lesson. Children of all ages love walking in natural environments and discovering. A child can spend the day collecting objects and learning to spell or write their names. Grow grass in the shape of letters to spell a name. There is no end to the joy of discovering and naming. Take a deep breath and explore. It is as easy as one, two, three: one butterfly, two bees, three birds.
You might try these Disney Nature DVDs. They are wonderfully designed with clear narration that includes both easy and difficult words. Not only are these great listening comprehension exercises for #ELLs, they are also perfect for vocabulary building. Try pre-teaching the words in a segment so your students know what to listen for when you show that segment. You might spend a week talking about birds and bees using other support material. Another week you might combine a geography lesson as you teach about Big Cats in Africa. We give these DVDs a 5 Stars.